Can you afford to buy?

4 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE IF YOU ARE READY TO BUY

Property ownership is an important part of building your financial security and planning for your future. But for some buyers it can be difficult to determine if you’re actually in a position to buy a property.

Luckily, there are experts who can help you analyse your situation and let you know what your options are. We spoke with Mark Edlund from Clarity Financial Group, to get his insights on what you need to consider when you’re thinking about purchasing a property.

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3 RISKS A GOOD INVENTORY AND CONDITION REPORT CAN HELP PREVENT

Inventory and Condition Reports might not seem like the most exciting topic, but they are vitally important for both landlords and tenants. Unfortunately there are plenty of people who don’t give them the attention they deserve, only to regret it later.

There are a lot of examples of people who have learnt the hard way what can happen if you aren’t protected by a good report. We caught up with Hannah Gill, from Independent Property Management, to discuss some of the risks faced by tenants and landlords who don’t maintain accurate records of their rental properties.

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5 Stages of Rejection

THE 5 STAGES OF REJECTION (AND HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEXT OFFER EVEN BETTER)

Buying a new home is an exciting time for a lot of people. It’s thrilling to play the detective and investigate potential properties online or in the paper. It can be emotional and dramatic when you’re hitting open homes on the weekend, scoping out the competition and comparing one property against another. Then there’s a rush of adrenaline when you find a home you love and make an offer.

When everything goes according to your plan, it can feel exhilarating. On the other hand, it can be pretty upsetting if your offer is rejected or someone bids higher than you and another buyer moves into what should have been your home. You might even find yourself experiencing what is known as the 5 stages of rejection.

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